Atticus is a loving father because he is involved in his children’s lives but not overbearing, he makes sure to teach his children important life lessons, and he always treats them fairly.
First of all, Atticus is involved in his children’s lives, but not to the point of being too controlling.
Jem and I, plus Calpurnia our cook. Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he played with us, read to us, and treated us with courteous detachment. (ch 1)
Although the children often complain about his being old and feeble, he also gives them chances to experience life. He is not a helicopter parent. He does not allow his children to play the Boo Radley game or build a snowman that looks like a neighbor, but other than that...
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